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Good liars have better thinking skills: study

Researchs have discovered that working memory helps children tell better lies

Cleaner air could save 1.4 mn lives in India, China

Study warns that with no changes in air pollution, deaths per capita from air pollution would increase 20 to 30% in the next 15 years

Swearing online in UAE may cost you $68,000

Under a new UAE law, people swearing online at others could be fined, while expatriates could be deported

Jurassic World beats Avengers, enters record books

Fourth Jurassic movie registers the highest weekend opening in history

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Back to the 17th Century

An unplanned trip to Hoi An in Vietnam turns out to be more fascinating and historic than the mainstream Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Mind games

Inside Out, Pixar's latest venture, is a stunningly inventive and enjoyable ride through the mind

The incredible lightness of being

Pilates, a fitness system that focuses on stretching to help the muscles find their balance, is becoming popular. The author tries it out

A wine haven for some quiet

Perch, New Delhi's first wine and coffee bar, has an expansive wine list but could do with a few more options for coffee

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Friends motivate us to drink more, reveals study

'When friends drink socially, whether they know it or not, they drink more because they are mimicking their friends'

Check republic

The author revisits the enduring appeal of Madras check fabric

How to find a truly quiet hotel room

To find a quiet hotel room travellers generally have to rely on word of mouth or search reviews on sites such as and TripAdvisor

An armchair for your Fendi

The Armchair of a Thousand Eyes is a unique collaboration between designer labels Fendi and Campana Brothers that has caught the fashion world's ...

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India off the tourist track

1400 Bananas, 76 Towns & 1 Million People is a record of a journey that Samir Nazareth - after resigning his job in a multinational ...

How MP3 changed the music business

IT is richest explanation to date about how the arrival of MP3 upended almost everything about how music is distributed, consumed and stored

Book review: Coomi Kapoor's latest book on Emergency really is a personal history

Coomi Kapoor presents a readable and thought-provoking personal account of the 21 months when Indira Gandhi suspended the institutions of ...

Fifty shades of fandom

E L James's Grey is already the most preordered digital book of 2015

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Malavika Sangghvi

The other Modi
Malavika Sangghvi

In many ways the Modi case is a watershed moment in India's moral compass; where there exist no ideologies, ethics, moralities or principles

Alok Chandra

The world of plonks and wine snobs
Alok Chandra

For the uninitiated, "plonk" refers to poor-quality wine. The term is used by Brits and Aussies specifically for wine - I've not been able to ...

Mitali Saran

In the event of an Emergency
Mitali Saran

If there is a drop in cabin pressure, oxygen masks should ideally drop from the panel above your head, but we had to remove the oxygen masks to ...

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Wimbledon 2015: The contenders

The tournament holds enormous significance for both Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, though for different reasons

Chess (#1154)

The last round of the Norway Super tournament turned out to be a bit of a damp squib. Veselin Topalov met Viswanathan Anand in a game where ...

Chess (#1153)

The Norway Super tournament started with a bang. There were four decisive games in the first round and one of those had a most unexpected result

Chess (#1152)

The Maharashtra Chess League got a publicity boost in its third year as it saw Viswanathan Anand play an exhibition game with Aamir Khan

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Review: Pulsar RS 200 vs Yamaha R15

Both the bikes offer excellent ride quality, even though the R15 is just better and more stable at high speeds

Honda Jazz: A new tune

Honda is hoping that the new Jazz will endear itself to buyers in a way that the earlier version couldn't

Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDI: Buzz creator

Having revamped the CLS after a decade, Mercedes-Benz has got many things right with the sharply designed luxury coupe

Bajaj Pulsar 200 AS: Value for money

At Rs. 1.03 lakh (on road, Mumbai), the Pulsar AS 200 should be seen as a tourer rather than an adventure motorcycle

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...